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2019 Summer Camp

Unplug. Unleash. Discover. This summer, bring her somewhere safe, enriching, and filled to the brim with opportunities – give her the change to camp #LikeAGirlScout! Check out the entire  2019 Summer Camp Guide to see what adventure await. Before you register for camp be sure to read the  Need to Know information about camp. The  Summer Camp At-a-Glance with dates and age levels should make planning her summer camp easier to avoid any conflict with other family activities.

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What makes Girl Scout camp unique?

Girl-led, learning by going, cooperative learning – these three processes are the key to Girl Scout camp.  Learning by going and cooperative learning are experienced every day at camp thanks to hands-in activities.  At Girl Scout camp, girls find a sale haven – a girl-inclusive space where they’re free to be themselves.  The safe space offered by Girl Scouts fosters collaboration instead of competition and promotes support among girls.  On the first day of camp girls participate in girl planning which puts them in control of their camp experience and makes their activities girl-led.  

Learn more about our camps and what camp is the best fit for your girl.  See below to view our 2019 summer camp sessions. To register click on the camp session name. This will take you to our online registration system.  

Once you are registered your will be send a confirmation e-mail receipt which includes a link to your camp information packet. This packet has important information on camp and paperwork that is required the first day of camp.  

Camp Kiwanis

Mini-Resident Camp

Courage, Confidence, and Character
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 30 - July 2

Work on building the Three C's during a 3-day, 2-night mini-resident camp. Try your hand at archery and spend the afternoon at the lake for boating. Discover the traditions of camp by participating in flag ceremonies, campfire songs, and outdoor cooking.

Day Camp

Mad Scientist
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 10 - June 14

Grab your lab coat and safety glasses and prepare to get sticky, make a mess, and watch things explode! Compete in engineering challenges, peer into a microscope, and conduct experiments as we explore the wonderful world of science. Learn from the pros on a trip to Orpheum Children’s Science Museum.

Pampered Campers
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 17 - June 21

Relax and pamper yourself with a fresh manicure and pedicure. Participate in active relaxation by way of yoga and a calming canoe trip around the lake. Get creative as you craft a variety of your own spa treatments to use and take home. Rest under the stars during an optional Thursday overnight. Cool off at the pool on a trip to Monticello Family Aquatic Center.

Critter Camp
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 24-June 28

Get ready for a wild week! Make an animal-themed trail mix to snack on while hiking trails and looking for animal tracks. Pull on some boots for a pond study to search for frogs, turtles, and fish. Join us on a safari to Miller Park Zoo!

Island Girls
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 8-July 12

Aloha, Island Girls! Join us for a week of water games and a luau party. Create colorful sand art and a refreshing tropical snack. Pack your swimsuits and a towel- we will be taking a trip to Sholem Aquatic Center!

Camp Ooey Gooey
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 15-July 19

Dig out your mud boots and oldest clothes - it’s time to get messy! This week will be full of mud hiking, squirt gun painting, shaving-cream fights, and ooey gooey slime. Don’t forget your swimming suit - we will be hosing down our mess with plenty of water games! Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games at Putt Zone.

Camp Cooks
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 22-July 26

Discover different techniques to preparing and cooking a meal over a campfire. Put on your custom chef hat and design your own cupcake creations and recipe books. Make a unique dessert recipe using Girl Scout cookies as an ingredient! Sample farm-to-table products on a trip to Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery.

Around the World
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 29-August 2

“Travel” to a different country each day of the week. Explore global beauty rituals, try some authentic recipes, and boogie to international tunes. Discover art and culture at Krannert Art Museum.

Fairytales and Fireflies
Girls entering grades 1-6
August 5 - August 9

Discover the magic of camp! Allow your creativity and imagination to run wild as we explore our favorite characters from books and films. Share your unique super powers as you design and create your own superhero cape. Use your superpowers to soar sky high at Elevate Trampoline Park.

Kiwanis Mentors
Girls entering grades 7-12

Be part of a large team! Help coach younger campers and assist with activities and supervision. Develop your leadership abilities by motivating younger girls in finding their inner G.I.R.L.

Camp Tapawingo
Day Camp

Day Camp

Bits n' Pieces - FULL
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 22-July 26

Try a bit of everything during this action-packed day camp. Cool off while playing swimming games in the pool. Slip down the slip ‘n slide or play around while canoeing. Create some campfire treats during our Wednesday cookout lunch while your tie-dye dries. After hiking with trail mix in hand, pull on a pair of boots to meet the horses at the barn. And of course it wouldn’t be camp without songs, games, and friendship bracelets!

Camp Eclipse - FULL
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 22-July 26

Start the week with day camp and end the week with resident camp. This session is ideal for first-time or inexperienced overnight campers. Make lifelong friends and enjoy boating, swimming, songs, and games. Create some late night campfire treats and your own trail mix for a hike. Pack your sleeping bag and swimsuit, we’ll meet you at camp! Plus gallop over to the stables and learn about horses, then climb in the saddle for a ride around the arena.

Mini Resident Camp

Mini-Resident Camp

Action Packed!
Girls entering grades 6-8
June 30-July 2

Don’t have much time for camp this summer? Don’t worry--you can still join other teens for an action-packed mini-resident camp! We’ll work through the low teams course together, then head up to the 20 and 40 foot challenge course. We’ll explore the ravine with map and compass in hand. Try your hand at storybook archery one morning, then relax at the pool or enjoy some late night campfire treats!

DIY Divas
Girls entering grades 4-6
June 30-July 2

Are you crafty and creative? Are you curious about how everyday items are made? Then this is the camp for you! Spend your week making your own DIY projects to take home! We’ll try out some woodworking crafts, make jewelry you’ll be proud to wear, make some fancy DIY decorations for an all-camp DIY dinner, and no camp would be complete without tie-dye! We’ll see you at camp with all your creative crafty ideas ready to go!

Pink Pals - FULL
Girls entering grades 1-3
June 30-July 2

Spend three days in a world of pink! Try some pink tie-dying and put on your pink PJs for the pink slumber party, where you’ll decorate pink cupcakes, bead some pink jewelry, and play silly games with pink balloons. There will also be plenty of time for swimming, campfires, and s’mores, but don’t be surprised if the s’mores are pink, too!

Wild West I- FULL
Girls entering grades 4-5
June 30-July 2

Spend this three-day mini resident camp as a Wild West cowgirl. Are you curious about horses? Dreaming of climbing in the saddle? At this BEGINNER equestrian camp, you’ll learn the basics of riding horses, explore equine traditions, and learn the history of riding elements from years past. Once you hop off the saddle, visit the archery range to check your aim and then head on over to the watering hole and take a swim in the pool.

Wild West II
Girls entering grades 6-8
June 30-July 2

Spend this three-day mini resident camp as a Wild West cowgirl. Are you curious about horses? Dreaming of climbing in the saddle? At this BEGINNER equestrian camp, you’ll learn the basics of riding horses, explore equine traditions, and learn the history of riding elements from years past. Once you hop off the saddle, visit the archery range to check your aim and then head on over to the watering hole and take a swim in the pool.

Resident Camp
Brownie and Junior

Resident Camp  - Brownies

Campfire Kitchen
Girls entering grades 2-3
June 23-June 28

Have you ever made a s’more or eaten a banana boat? How about making your own foil dinner? Each day during this session you’ll cook over a fire in your unit, whether it’s sleeping in and making chocolate chip pancakes, or staying up late to make sugary campfire donuts and salty popcorn - you will get to help plan what to eat, how to cook it and where to eat it. Don’t forget to pack your appetite!

Super Girls - FULL
Girls entering grades 2-4
July 7-July 12

Do you have an adventurous spirit? Take aim and make splatter art at the archery range. Paddle around the canoe pond and complete a canoe challenge. Test your strength at the 40-foot climbing wall. Explore the ravine and get muddy creek stomping. When you’re not out training to be a super hero, you’ll design your own super hero cape and make a super hero mask. Don’t worry--you’ll also have time to relax around the pool and sing songs around the campfire with all your new super friends.

Goo & Slime
Girls entering grades 2-3
July 14-July 19

If getting dirty and making colorful creations is your thing, you’ll love this messy and silly camp! We’ll make goo, slime, sticky snacks, bright tie-dye and even paint with our toes. Toss on your oldest clothes as we go on a scavenger hunt and wild walk which will leave us covered in mud. When you’re ready to get cleaned up, jump into the pool and splash around with your new friends!

Mermaids - FULL
Girls entering grades 2-4
July 28-August 2

Calling all mermaids! Swim every morning and every afternoon, then trade your fins for feet so you can slip ‘n slide, toss water balloons and become a shaving cream bunny. Make some mermaid-inspired art and snacks. Learn about how animals move in the water while working on your Wonders of Water Journey. Plan a special meal for the whole camp to show the undersea magic. It’s even worth leaving the water for your mermaid slumber party where you’ll become a princess for the night.

Zoo Pals
Girls entering grades 2-4
August 4-August 9

Attention all animal lovers: this is the camp for you! Swim like a fish, take a hike to discover who we share camp with, create fun animal snacks and make your own stuffed animal during your Zoo Pal slumber party. We’ll even have a few special furry and feathered friends visiting us this week!

Junior and Cadette

Resident Camp - Junior and Cadette

Dabblers - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
June 9-June 14

This is the camp for the girl who wants a bit of everything. Enjoy the water as you play games in the pool and water games on land and even grab a paddle as you climb into a canoe for a floating lunch. Test your aim at the archery range after a cookout breakfast. Spend an afternoon in the barn grooming and learning all about the horses and jump in the saddle for a quick ride around the arena. Make a colorful mess while you tie-dye and play paint-twister after making some silly snacks! Finish up the week by staying up late cooking sweet treats over the fire and go on a glow-stick night hike before you sleep out under the stars.

Messy Madness
Girls entering grades 4-5
June 16-June 21

Ready for something a little wild and crazy? Pack your oldest clothes to create all the messy fun you can imagine! Stomp around the muddy creek and woods on a scavenger hunt, break out the face paint for a messy makeover complete with a wacky hair contest, then get covered from head to toe in shaving cream before rinsing off on a paint covered slip ‘n slide. All you need is a sense of adventure and a little soap to get clean at the end of the week.

And . . . Action!
Girls entering grades 4-6
June 23-June 28

Do you dream of becoming the next big actress or theatre techie or a dancer on Broadway? See what it takes to make it big under the bright lights as you play improv games, make costumes, and try on stage makeup. Whether you prefer to take the spotlight or ensure the show will go on from backstage, you’ll work together to write and perform a oneof-a-kind production for the whole camp and your family during Friday Family Lunch.

Ultimate Challenge - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
July 7-July 12

Are you seeking a real adventure this summer? Splash through swimming obstacles, paddle through boating battles, and test your aim at the archery range. Cook an experimental breakfast and a mystery box dinner over the campfire. Find your way with compasses and show your courage on a night hike. Before you camp out by Bullfrog, scale the challenging 40-foot rock wall. Don’t forget to pack your bravery!

Night Owls - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
July 14-July 19

Experience all the fun of a traditional camping session in a whole new way. Stay up late every night and sleep in each morning so you can explore wonders of the natural nocturnal world. What sights, creatures and sounds go unnoticed by day-dwellers? Cookouts, night hikes, evening paddles, stargazing and crafts will round out this session. It’s a hoot!

Outdoor Cuisine
Girls entering grades 4-5
August 4-August 9

Find out why food is better over a campfire! This week you will plan out meals and snacks while you learn different ways to cook outdoors. From dutch ovens to pie irons to the classic s’more, make sure to bring your appetite for this tasty camp!

 

Teen

Resident Camp - Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Marjor Messiness
Girls entering grades 6-8
June 9-June 14

Ingredients:

  • 20 Cadettes
  • 5 platform tents
  • 2 camp counselors
  • 6 days of old clothes
  • 2-4 tarps with bottles of ketchup, mustard, jelly, and relish
  • 4 cans of tomato soup
  • 8 cans of shaving cream
  • 2-4 days of mud, leaves, and sticks
  • 1 jar of paint in every color, with glitter
  • a little bit of soap

Mix together campers, tents, and counselors at Camp Tapawingo. Add in remaining ingredients as desired and combine with crazy ideas, silly games, and late-night snacks. Guaranteed to result in a major mess!

Tapawingo School of Witchcraft and Wizardy - FULL
Girls entering grades 7-12
June 16-June 21

All Aboard! Hop on the train at Platform 9 3/4 and get ready for a week of witchcraft and wizardry. Design your own wand, brew potions, fly on the zip line, and practice your own writing skills like J.K. Rowling by creating your own Quibbler. It is sure to be a magical time!

Trailblazers
Girls entering grades 6-8
July 28-August 2

Develop backpacking and survival skills this week. Sleep in the comfort of a platform tent your first night at camp; then pack gear and food for the week and explore the far reaches of camp at Big Sky and beyond. You’ll practice putting up tents, cooking meals over a fire, and finding your way with a map and compass. Bond with your counselors and fellow campers as you play team building games and explore camp at night. Return in time for an amazing dinner, closing campfire, and the tradition Trail Spa Night in the lodge.

Extreme Cuisine - FULL
Girls entering grades 7-12
August 4-August 9

You and your team of fellow extreme chefs will take on the ultimate cooking challenge. Each day a mystery basket with surprise ingredients will arrive in your unit, and it’s up to you to figure out what to do with the contents. Using a variety of cooking methods and lots of imagination, you’ll prepare delicious and innovative appetizers, main courses, and desserts!

Teen Travel

Resident Camp - Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Travel Trail
Girls entering grades 8-12
June 16-June 28

Explore the wilderness, develop your outdoor skills, and get in touch with your inner adventurer with GSCI this summer! Discover rare landscapes and habitats as you hike and paddle around Kelley’s Island State Park. Then we’ll head off the beaten path into Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest where we’ll find solitude and connection with our new friends and the natural surroundings. The trip isn’t over as the mountains are calling and we must go to Adirondack State Park! Rest your legs while we go whitewater rafting one day, then pack up and head into the wilderness on foot with your fellow adventurers before heading back to Tapawingo for closing campfire.

Please note: Campers must provide their own personal outdoor gear (backpacking backpack, boots, rain gear, etc.). Group gear (tents, cooking equipment, etc.) is provided. Previous camping/backpacking experience is recommended, and previous resident camp experience is required. Fee Includes all meals, transportation, activities, and lodging.

Summit Seekers - FULL
Girls entering grades 8-12
July 14-July 19

Ready to climb to new levels? Take on the challenge of the rock wall, zip line, and high ropes course at Camp Tapawingo, then take those skills on the road! We’ll head down to Shawnee National Forest to rock climb with Vertical Heartland Climbing School . After camping in tents one night, we’ll head to St. Louis and do roped tree climbing with Vertical Voyages. Spend a night at our sister camp,  Widjiwagan, and relax by Lake Springfield on your last full day. Then we’ll head back to Tapawingo for closing campfire. Don’t forget to pack your bravery!

Please note: No previous climbing experience is needed. However, a comfort at heights is necessary.

Road Trippers - FULL
Girls entering grades 6-12
July 28-August 2

Become a nomadic traveler as we caravan and camp our way through GSCI’s camps. At Camp Peairs, explore Lake Bloomington during an all-day boating trip and discover where the lake will take us. Take aim at the archery range and get messy creek stomping alongside the Sangamon River. Spend the day in a harness swinging from the cables of Camp Widjiwagan’s ropes course. While at our home base of Tapawingo, you’ll get to saddle up to learn riding skills and play games on horseback.

Teen Leadership

Resident Camp - Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Leaders in Training - FULL
Girls entering grades 7-9
July 7-July 12

Develop your leadership style at this one-week camp. Endure challenging team games and conquer the low-ropes teams course. Spend an afternoon shadowing, interviewing, and learning tricks of the trade from the camp staff. Work with your fellow LITs as you make memories for the younger resident campers. With the support of your counselors and new friends, you’ll work on the aMaze Journey, setting a positive example for the younger campers.

Counselors in Training I
Girls entering grades 9-10
Training Session: June 16-June 21

Apprentice Week: June 23-June 28

If you love working with younger campers and hanging out with fellow teen Girl Scouts at camp, you’ll love this session! You’ll spend the first week improving your camping and leadership skills and observing the counselors in action as you begin the Sisterhood Journey. Week one will feature training, and during week two you’ll be paired with a unit to lead daily camp activities. As a CIT, you’ll have plenty of time to stay up late making midnight grilled cheeses and playing goofy games. You’ll receive your CIT pin in a private ceremony your last night at camp.

Prerequisite: Leaders in Training or Camp Director’s approval. Participants must submit a Teen Leadership Application, including a lesson plan for a unique sample camp activity and one reference letter. After your application has been approved, you will receive a link to register.

Counselors in Training II
Girls entering grades 11-12
Training Session: June 9-June 14

Apprentice Weeks:
Session 1: June 16-June 21
Session 2: June 23-June 28
Session 3: June 30-July 2
(Mini-Resident Camp)
Session 4: July 7-July 12
Session 5: July 14-July 19

Session 6: July 28-August 2 
Session 7: August 4-August 9

If you love everything about camp and would love to become a member of the camp staff one day, CIT II will set you on the path to realizing your dream. Choose your own focus area such as horses, aquatics, or outdoor skills. Learn, work, and grow side-by-side with the experienced camp staff. After you complete the training and planning session, return to camp for up to two apprenticeship weeks.

Prequisite: CIT I or Camp Director’s Approval. Campers must go home over weekends - check out on Friday and check back in on Sunday.  Participants must submit a Teen Leadership Application to be placed into the camp, including a lesson plan for a unique camp activity and one reference letter. After your application has been approved, you will receive a link to register. You will rank your choices of apprenticeship weeks on the CIT application, and you will be notified of your assigned apprenticeship weeks on a rolling basis. We can only guarantee two weeks per accepted applicant. Additional weeks will be granted as they are available.

Equestrian Camp Tapawingo
Junior, Cadette

Equestrian Camps - Junior and Cadette

Tack n' Trail I - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-5
June 9-June 14

Love to ride? How about learning how to ride trails in the woods? A few hours each day will be spent with your four-legged friends mastering the basics in trail safety and the fun of trail riding. When the boots are off, take to the trails on foot, possibly with trail mix in hand, to learn about trail markings and map reading. Don’t worry there will be plenty of time to laugh with friends, make s’mores, and splash in the pool.

Mane Event - FULL
Girls entering grades 5-6
June 16-June 21

Polish your boots and get your horse ready to show! Spend time learning proper horsemanship and seeing what it takes to win the blue ribbon: proper grooming, riding and horse care. Discover the differences between English and Western riding as you saddle up both ways. Show off your skills to some of your fellow campers and family in a mini-show at the end of the week.

Cowgirl Roundup - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
June 23-June 28

Do you love horses? Never ridden but want to learn? At this equestrian camp for beginners, come meet the ponies and horses of Tap. Spend some time each day at the barn learning all of the basics of horse care and riding horses. Groom, tack up, and ride with your friends. When your time at the barn is over, hang up your hat for the day and enjoy what camp has to offer-- s’mores, campfires, swimming and more!

Sea Horses - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
July 7-July 12

Spend time riding and learning about horses. Horses can’t go in our pool, but we can bring the water fun to them! Help them beat the heat by giving them much needed baths. Once you are done pampering your horsey friends, it’s your turn to cool off by splashing around in the pool. We’ll venture to Camp Peairs for two days to try your hand at sailing and explore Lake Bloomington on canoe. When you’re not getting wet, enjoy making s’mores around the campfire, learning camp songs and games, and making crafts with friends.

Hoofin' It - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
July 28-August 2

You’re invited to spend time at the barn with your friends and your favorite animals! Time will be spent in the saddle riding and having fun. Also, learn about the importance of hoof care….how often a horse needs its’ feet trimmed, who trims a horse’s hooves, and what happens if we don’t take care of their feet. When you’re not at the barn with the horses, make s’mores around the campfire and cool off at the pool.

Horsin' Around - FULL
Girls entering grades 4-6
August 4-August 9

Do you like horses? Do you like games? How about horses AND games together? Gymkhana is an equestrian event in which riders are timed individually while racing through a pattern or riders compete in group games on horseback. Sound like fun? Saddle up to learn new riding skills while playing mounted games such as egg and spoon, relay races, and obstacle courses. Build strength, confidence and sportsmanship. Kick off your boots, take a break from the barn, and see what else camp has to offer. Whether it be splashing at the pool, hiking through the woods, or gathering around the campfire with all of your friends; fun will be had.

Teen - Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Equestrian Camps - Teens (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador)

Tack n' Trail III
Girls entering grades 9-12
June 9-June 14

Explore the trails, woods, and wide open fields on horseback for a bit each day…doesn’t get much better than that! Assess trail situations, learn about trail riding safety, and go on a mounted scavenger hunt one day. All finished at the barn, try your hand at geocaching and learn to navigate on foot in the woods. You’ll also have an opportunity to traverse the challenge course and practice your boating skills. During the day, cool off after all of your activities by relaxing in the pool. At night, kick off your boots, rest around the fire, and tell stories of your trail hiking adventures.

Boots n' Bows
Girls entering grades 7-12
June 16-June 21

Come spend some time in the barn with your favorite horses. Ride in the arena learning skills, safety around horses, and proper horse care. Maybe even venture out on the trails one day as well! When you’re not in the barn, head over to the archery range to perfect your shot. After all that’s done, there still will be plenty of time to conquer the challenge course, hang out at the pool, and relax around the campfire while making new friends.

Rodeo Rally
Girls entering frades 7-12
June 23-June 28

Pull on your boots and saddle up for some real rodeo fun! Learn all about rodeo events and show off in the arena doing flag races, pole bending, and barrel racing. When you’ve hung up you’re helmet for the day, have fun in a clown costume contest, learn to juggle, and face paint your friend just like a rodeo clown. Now that you’re done “clowning around,” it’s time to cool off in the pool, challenge yourself on the climbing wall and ropes course, and then relax around the campfire while you tell your friends all about your rodeo adventures.

Master Wranglers
Girls entering grades 9-12
July 7-July 19

TWO WEEKS!!! One of our ADVANCED equestrian camps for older girls who are comfortable at a walk, trot, and canter. Girls also must be confident in the saddle. Bond with your horse and friends at the barn. Hit the trails, ride through fields, jump obstacles, run a barrel pattern, and have lots of fun doing as many horse activities as possible. When you’re not in the barn, paddle a canoe, climb the high ropes course, hang out with friends at the pool, and get cozy by the campfire. After one week, go home for the weekend and come back refreshed and ready for more fun!

Please note: NOT suitable for beginner riders! For this two-week camp, girls go home on the weekends. Check out on Friday and back in on Sunday.

Tack n' Trail II - FULL
Girls entering grades 6-8
July 14-July 19

Have fun with your friends and favorite four-legged buddies as you spend a few hours each day at the barn and on the trails! Learn about trail riding safety, emergency dismounts, and leg ups. Enjoy your time spent in the woods and be on the lookout for deer, wild turkey, and other wildlife as you might get lucky enough to spot some on your trail ride. Also you will get a chance to paddle in a canoe, get crafty with friends, and laugh around the campfire while making s’mores.

Junior Wranglers
Girls entering grades 6-8
July 28-August 2

One of our ADVANCED equestrian camps for girls who are confident in the saddle and comfortable at a walk, trot, and canter. Have fun while you trail ride, learn to jump small jumps, maneuver through an obstacle course and do other horse-related activities. In this progressive camp, demonstrate your skills for the barn staff daily as you absorb all there is to know about horses, and then come join us again next time for Master Wranglers. After your time at the barn is up, cool off at the pool, hike through the woods, or try your shot down at the archery range.

Please note: NOT suitable for beginner riders!

Saddle Switch Up
Girls entering grades 7-12
August 4-August 9

Mastered the Western saddle? Looking to try something new in the arena? Join us for a new riding adventure as you spend the week in an English saddle. Discover all the differences and uses of English tack versus Western. Learn about equitation and try out some English riding activities such as jumping and dressage which are all done in English saddles. Once your boots are off for the day, enjoy some traditional camp activities as you splash around the pool, see who was the best aim at the archery range, master the challenge course, and paddle around in a canoe.

Please note: Only ENGLISH saddles will be used.

Camp Widjiwagan

Mini-Resident Camp

Glitter & Glam
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 30 - July 2

It is time to honor Girl Scout sisterhood – “Glamping-style!” Your first night will put you at ease with a slumber party, DIY beauty hacks, dance party, and a “chick flick.” On your second day enjoy traditional camp activities and help  your bunkmates decorate your overnight tent with personal flair. Complete your glamping experience with an Independence Day Pool Party!

Day Camp

Sugar & Spice
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 10-June 14

Create decadent desserts and delicious dinners while learning about kitchen safety and perfecting your culinary skills. Make traditional campfire dishes and develop your own recipe to share at an all-camp potluck. After heating up in the kitchen, you can cool down in the swimming pool!

S.T.E.A.M.
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 17-June 21

Experience STEM with an artistic influence. Participate in scientific research and engineer a robot, while enjoying all the traditional camp activities. Discover more hands-on science lessons on a field trip to Kidzeum.

H2O
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 24-June 28

Let’s celebrate WATER - the maker of rainbows and summer fun! Take a dip in the swimming pool and play games that splish-splash as you enjoy other traditional camp activities. Make more wet and wild memories on a field trip to Knight’s Action Park.

D.I.Y.
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 8-July 12

Use your resources wisely as you create, re-imagine and up-cycle everyday items. Dig into Widji’s Craft Shack to find material for crafty projects. Create your own party decorations and cupcake designs for a festive camp social. Show off your innovative creations to your friends and family at Friday’s Finale.

Myths & Legends
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 15-July 19

Let your imaginations run wild with adventurous activities based on your favorite books and films. Create a costume for the Camp Masquerade Ball. Transform into a high-flying superhero on a field trip to Sky Zone. Enhance your week with an optional Thursday overnight.

Shark Week
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 22-July 26

Will you dare to go in the water during this fun week of shark discovery? Become a marine biologist as you gather fascinating facts and dispel common misconceptions about sharks and other aquatic creatures. Limbo at a luau, swim, and enjoy traditional camp activities.

I Spy
Girls entering grades 1-6
July 29-August 2

As camp detectives you will explore the campgrounds to find hidden objects, use teamwork to unscramble riddles and unlock clues that will help you escape Camp Kaper Duty. Of course, there will be plenty of time for pool games and other traditional camp activities. Perfect your stealth moves on a field trip to Sky Zone.

H2O Again!
Girls entering grades 1-6
August 5-August 9

One week of water-based activities is not enough, so we are celebrating another wet week of camp! Take a plunge in the pool, enjoy water relays and get soaked with a water balloon throw-down. Celebrate this last week of camp with a party at Knight’s Action Park!

Memory Makers
Girls entering grades 7-12

Use your camp experience to assist day camp counselors. If camp enriched your life, you can share that experience with the next generation to join Camp Widji sisterhood. Apply your knowledge of camp traditions, crafts, games and outdoor skills as a positive role model. Make new friends but keep the old because one is silver and the other is gold. 

Community Day Camp Sacajawea - Quincy

Community Day Camp - Camp Sacajawea

Back to Nature
Girls entering grades 1-6
June 24-June 28

Come back to nature and learn skills that you need to have while enjoying the great outdoors! You will enjoy hiking, outdoor cooking and all things nature! Overnight option Thursday night.

Community Day Camp Assistants Training
Girls entering grades 7-12
June 6-June7

If you love everything about day camp and want to come back as an assistant, then this training is for you. Join us as we develop leadership skills, learn how to be camp counselor and prepare for day camp in Quincy.

S'More Adventures Family & Troop Events

Camp Tapawingo

Meet the Staff
All grade levels and families
June 6

Can’t wait for camp to start? Come on out to camp to meet the camp staff, tour the campgrounds, check out the boats, and try to hit the bulls-eye at the archery range. We’ll have a campfire going so you can learn a camp song or two while you make a s’more out of Girl Scout Cookies. Visit the trading post to get some camp gear for when you return later in the summer!

Family Camp
All grade levels and families
June 21-June 22

Bring the whole family--brothers and dads included--for this fun-filled overnight! Enjoy the camp classics: archery, cooking out, canoeing, s’mores around the fire and more! Bring the whole gang!

Families can stay in a platform tent in Shining Star or Setting Sun with one family per tent or if it’s just the girls you can stay in our Spirit cabins. Want to bring your own tent? There will be designated places to set them up too, so you don’t have to miss out on the fun!

Camp Kiwanis

Core Troop Camp
All grade levels
July 26-July 27

Pack your tents and head to Kiwanis for a troop campout! Make a campfire dessert and sing songs under the stars. After breakfast enjoy stationed activities and archery. Cook lunch over a campfire and head to the lake to canoe with your favorite gals!

Camp Widjiwagan

Adventure Troop Camp
All grade levels
June 14-June 15

This one-night camp is designed for beginner troop campers, and Independently Registered Members are welcome, too. Camp Widji will plan your campfire meals, schedule your activities and provide outdoor adventure facilitators. Tents with cots and meals will be provided. Please bring a t-shirt for tie-dyeing, sleeping gear, clothes for sleeping and in the morning, toiletries, lashlight/lantern, refillable water bottle and money for Trading Post.

Camp Peairs

Outdoor Skill Development
Girls entering grades 4-6
Junly 20

Want to feel more confident in the outdoors? Attend one of our NEW Outdoor Skill Development workshops! These workshops focus on mastering specific, technical skills essential to being a competent outdoorsperson. Leaders are welcome to join and maybe learn a thing or two from out outdoor experts as well! Sign up for one, two, or all three lessons during this day designed for young adventure-seekers.

  • Knot tying and knife safety - (noon-1:30 p.m.)
  • Fire safety, fire building, and s’mores! (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
  • Hiking with a map and compass (4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

Outdoor Skill Development II
Girls entering grades 7-12
August 2-August 3

Join other teens for outdoor skills and a day trip via canoe on Lake Bloomington. We will plan our own outdoor cookout meal, learn canoe safety, rescue, and stroke refinement, try out starting a fire with a bow drill or flint and steel, and orient your way around Camp Peairs with a map and compass. We’ll learn how to set up a proper backcountry campsite and sleep in tents.